Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites
Texas de Brazil is the premiere Brazilian steakhouse known for its 16 various cuts of meats. It’s no surprise that this recipe for their Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Bites is one of their most popular dishes. This recipe would be perfect for Super Bowl Sunday or a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. You can make it as easy-to-eat or as elegant as you choose, depending on whether you’re serving it to a crowd of hungry football fans, or your sweetheart. The fresh herb and red wine marinade does not take long to prepare, but once you try it, it will become a staple marinade in your recipe repertoire.
Texas de Brazil is a fine dining, continuous dining experience blending together the unique culture of Brazil with the generous hospitality of Texas. The Brazilian steakhouse offers an array of finely cooked meats, season cuisines, award-winning wines, and decadent desserts for all. The eatery was founded in 1998 as a family-owned business. Now Texas de Brazil holds numerous domestic and international locations including Aruba, Puerto Rico, and Trinidad. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest for more recipe ideas.
16 cubes of boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 2-ounce pieces
16 thin slices of applewood-smoked bacon
1/3 cup of lemon juice
3 tablespoons of red wine
16 leaves of fresh sage
1 1/2 tablespoons of kosher salt
1 tablespoon of fresh thyme
1/2 tablespoon of fresh rosemary
small bamboo skewers
1/3 cup of olive oil
1 pinch of cumin
fresh cracked pepper to taste
1. Create the marinade by combining the lemon juice and wine in a large mixing bowl. Slowly work in the olive oil using a wire whisk. Add the thyme, rosemary and cumin.
2. On a separate platter, season the cubes of chicken with the kosher salt. Place the seasoned chicken into the mixing bowl with the marinade, lay the bacon flat on a clean surface and put a cube of chicken on top of each slice of bacon. On top of each cube, place a leaf of sage and then wrap the chicken with the bacon. Carefully place cracked pepper on the bacon.
3. Pierce each bacon-wrapped cube of chicken onto a pre-soaked bamboo skewer. You should be able to fit one to three pieces on each skewer. Place the skewers onto a preheated charcoal grill. Make sure to turn them frequently and grill until the bacon gets crispy and the chicken’s internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
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This post was written by Mr. B.